Not since December of last year had the CR-V led Canada’s SUV/crossover market. (It’s the traditional favourite in the United States.) Through the first eleven months of 2014, the CR-V trails the second-ranked Toyota RAV4 by 934 units; the top-ranked Escape by 15,803.
This category is more competitive in Canada than it is in the U.S., however, despite what the Escape may cause to appear otherwise. It also accounts for a larger percentage of Canadian sales than U.S. sales: 19% in Canada; 15% in the United States.
Yet while the top five contenders earn 54% of the segment’s sales in the U.S., they own 51% of the Canadian category. In the U.S., the class leader sells 25 times more often than the basement-dwelling Mitsubishi Outlander. But in Canada, the top-ranked Escape sells only 10 times more often than that last-place Outlander.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.